The website is operated by IU Internationale Hochschule GmbH, Mülheimer Strasse 38 D-53604 Bad Honnef, Germany („IU“). IU is the Data Controller responsible for the processing of your personal data. IU has appointed Dr Annette Demmel, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Unter den Linden 14, 10117 Berlin, as its Data Protection Officer.
The following data categories are processed by IU in connection with your use of the website:
Log data, such as your IP address, including details on the request sent to our website, e.g. date and time, status and volume of data transferred, information about the browser you use (browser type and version number), information on the website from which you have come to our website and any downloads you have undertaken. IU stores this data in a log file every time a page is accessed. Without further additional information, such as information from an Internet service provider concerning the connection owner, to which IU generally does not have access without specific grounds, such as suspicion of a legal violation, IU is not capable of assigning this data to any individual, identifiable persons.
Cookies, to expand the range of the website’s functions and make it easier for you to use. These are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies used by IU are deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (session cookies). IU also uses what are known as permanent cookies, which stay on your device so that we can identify you the next time you visit our website. You have the option of preventing the storage of cookies on your device by making the corresponding change to your browser settings.
Purpose and legal basis of processing
Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of facilitating your use of the website, to avoid and resolve website errors, and for the purpose of optimisation in respect of user behaviour. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Where we use your personal data to fulfil a legal obligation, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR. Your personal data will also be processed in the context of the comment function of the blog and the chat to allow the desired communication to take place. The legal basis in this regard is Art. 6 (1) (b) of the General Data Protection Regulation. The processing of your personal data for Google Analytics and the social plug-ins takes place as described below.
Consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access to your personal data is exclusively granted to employees of IU who are responsible for the technical administration, maintenance and further development of the website, and to employees providing support for the website. In addition, IU uses external IT service companies to maintain its IT systems which may obtain access to your personal data in the course of their activities. The same applies to the hosting provider. In addition, employees of Google and the operators of the social plug-ins may gain access to your personal data as described below.
In no case will your data be disclosed to third parties without your express prior consent.
With the exception of the transfer of usage data to the USA in connection with Google Analytics and the social plug-ins as described below, IU will not transfer your personal data to third countries outside the EU. Other transfers of data will take place only where IU is obliged by law or by public authorities to do so, or where the disclosure is necessary in the context of your use of the website. You can contact email@example.com to request a copy of the standard contract clause on data protection which is used to secure the transfer.
How long will your personal data be stored?
Your personal data will be deleted when you have withdrawn your consent to processing or when the personal data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose of the processing. The deletion will not take place before the expiry of the archiving period stipulated in tax or commercial regulations. This will not apply where statutory provisions stand in the way of deletion, where continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes, or where you have expressly consented to a longer storage period. The deletion of your personal data generated within the framework of Google Analytics and the social plug-ins will take place as described in the respective privacy policies of the operators.
You can contact IU either in writing or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to exercise the following rights:
Why is your personal data collected?
IU requires your personal data to allow you to use the website. You have the option of refusing to provide your personal data or of providing IU with incomplete data. This may, however, make it impossible for IU to allow you to use the website, either wholly or in part.
Automated decision-making and profile generation
Your personal data will not be used by IU for automated decision-making. Nor will IU generate profiles from your personal data. The evaluation of your user behaviour via Google Analytics will take place after abbreviation of your IP address, thus making it impossible to associate the data with your person.
Google Analytics and Social Plug-ins
The website uses the ‘+1’ button of the Google Plus social network, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you access a website page with this plug-in, a connection will be created to the Google servers, and the content of the ‘+1’ button displayed on the website by means of information sent to your browser. This transfers information concerning the subpages of the website you have visited to the Google server. IU has no influence over the scope of data that Google collects via this transfer. If you are logged in as a member of Google, Google will assign this information to your personal Google user account. When you use the plug-in functions (e.g. by clicking the ‘+1’ button), this information will also be assigned to your Google account; to prevent this, you will need to log out before using the plug-in. Further information on the processing of your personal data by Google Plus can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.
The website uses the ‘Pin it’ button of the Pinterest social network, which is operated by Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you use the ‘Pin it’ button, Pinterest will receive the information that you have visited the website. If you are logged into your Pinterest account at this time, Pinterest will also be able to assign your visit to your Pinterest account. Clicking on the ‘Pin it’ button will send data to Pinterest which will then be stored on servers in the USA. If you wish to prevent this, you should log out of your Pinterest account before clicking on the ‘Pin it’ button. Further information on the processing of your personal data by Pinterest can be found under https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
We use one or more YouTube plug-ins on our website. YouTube is a service provided by Google Inc., San Bruno/California, USA. Every time a user accesses our website, which has such a component, this component creates a connection with the YouTube servers. This process informs YouTube which specific page of our website is currently being visited. If you are logged in to YouTube, this will allow your surfing behaviour to be assigned directly to your personal YouTube account. This can be prevented by first logging out of your YouTube account. Further information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube can be found in the notes under http://www.youtube.com.